There isn’t anything that we go through, that hasn’t first been permitted by God. That may be a little hard to accept sometimes, but it’s true, and in the end we’ll see that it was only allowed for our good… But there’s more. When it’s all over, the Lord will bless you in such a way that you receive “Double for your trouble”, and sometimes even more. :)
Remember when the LORD told Abraham, way back in the beginning before Sarah was even pregnant, that he would be the father of a huge nation and this nation would be slaves in a foreign land, and that they would be there for over 400 years, but He would deliver them with a mighty Hand and they would come out with great substance?( Meaning they would come out with great riches.) Well 400 years of slavery is a long time for people to spend working for no pay, and the bible says that the morning after the first Passover, the Egyptians just started giving the Hebrews anything they wanted and they “spoiled” the Egyptians. Psalm 105:37 says, “He brought them forth also (out of Egypt), with silver and gold.” And we all know the story of Job who, after he had so tremendously suffered, received twice as much of all that he had before.
Think about it. Hasn’t God brought you out of trouble and then blessed you? It could be that He blessed you monetarily, or restored your health, or blessed your family, or even blessed you with wisdom, in preparation for the blessings yet to come. In Isaiah 61:7, the LORD says, ” For your shame you shall have double...” and if God says it, that settles it! So if you’re going through a rough time right now, be encouraged…
You’re gonna be blessed DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE!!!!
What a very encouraging message. Thank you for always lifting up our spirits.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks Francine! I appreciate your comment. :)
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Just the message that I needed today.
Thank You! I’m so happy that you enjoy my blog and I’m honored at your nominating me for this award.
Smiles and Blessings to you! :)
Double for my trouble! I like it!! And what an encouragement to press on — thank you.